Friday, August 7, 2020
Maritime News

Paper on Maritime Accidents and How They Can Be Prevented Entered Into Congressional Record

A new paper exploring maritime accidents and how they can have prevented if regulations are followed has been entered into the Congressional Record. The educational maritime paper, titled Spotlight on...

August 7, 2020
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maritime News

New Ship Rules Come Amid Worst Barge Spills Since 2008

Tighter regulation of U.S. ships carrying record exports of diesel and gasoline is coming amid the worst year for oil spills from barges since 2008.

August 28, 2014
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Monday, December 2, 2013
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Regulating LNG | Q&A with Transport Canada

Transport Canada is the federal body responsible for transportation safety and regulation.  Their Marine departments have been working to support the industry in managing the development of LNG as a...

December 2, 2013
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Monday, June 24, 2013
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Shipping’s Regulatory Framework Shames the Industry

By Bill Redmond It would not be unreasonable to ask if now is the time for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to be administered an effective enema, such has been...

June 24, 2013
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Environmental Rules Will Cost Ship Owners a Half Trillion Dollars

June 4 (Bloomberg) — Shipping faces $500 billion in extra costs to meet environmental legislation at a time when a rout in rates has become so severe that some owners...

June 5, 2013
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

7 Ships Detained in UK Ports Due to Shameful Discrepancies

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that seven foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during August 2012 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Here...

September 25, 2012
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

IMO: North American Emission Control Area Comes Into Effect Tomorrow

The North American Emission Control Area (ECA), under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), comes into effect from 1 August 2012, bringing in stricter controls...

July 31, 2012
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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EU Regulators Lack Experience and Competence, British Trade Unions Raise Safety Concerns

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Recent incidents in the U.K. North Sea have highlighted the dangers faced by workers as ageing oil and gas installations reach the end of their productive lives, but...

April 25, 2012
Total Views: 1

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The Maritime Paperwork Monster Plus New Requirements to Get More Sleep

– by Captain Richard Madden When asked about the Manila Amendments, a captain recently quipped, “What?  There’s new regulations for folders?!“  The Manila Amendments refer to new wide-ranging changes to...

April 25, 2012
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Engineering News

LNG Fueled Ships: Recent Technical and Regulatory Developments

By Sean Bond, ABS Director of Environmental Solutions The potential of LNG to be a ‘fuel of the future’ for the shipping industry is a subject we hear about almost...

February 15, 2012
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Vinalines Queen Sinks, 22 Seafarers Lost at Sea

By Clay Maitland, On Christmas day, the bulk carrier VINALINES QUEEN, carrying a cargo of nickel ore from Morowali, Indonesia to China, went missing.  The ship and its crew of...

January 4, 2012
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

US government proposes new workplace safety rules for offshore oil and gas industry

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Interior Department Tuesday proposed additional workplace safety requirements for offshore oil and gas drillers. The proposals would make further revisions to a workplace safety rule that is set...

September 13, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011
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US Investigators Delay Report On Deepwater Horizon Spill

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. investigators are delaying the release of a much-anticipated report on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, citing the need for more time to “ensure that all evidence is properly...

July 22, 2011
Total Views: 19

Friday, July 1, 2011
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USCG announces big changes for prospective hawespipers…

Figures the Coast Guard would drop this news right before the holiday weekend.  Thanks to our friends on watch in the Gulf of Mexico who gave us the heads-up… AS...

July 1, 2011
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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gCaptain vs. a Chemical Tanker

Ok folks, gCaptain was once again in another crossing situation with a tanker this past weekend.  We seem to be pretty good at finding ourselves in these predicaments lately… Photographer...

June 29, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

First certificate of compliance issued for MLC 2006 requirements

Lloyd’s Register has issued the first ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) certificate of compliance “pre-convention”, or ahead of entry into force, to Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Kraslava, operated by the...

January 13, 2011
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

DNV develops class rules for offshore wind farm service vessels

Oslo: DNV has developed the world’s first class rules for wind farm service vessels in order to improve safety and promote uniform standards. The rules will be published on 1...

December 23, 2010
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mandatory fire test procedures Code adopted by IMO Maritime Safety meeting

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 88th session: 24 November – 3 December 2010 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make mandatory the International...

December 22, 2010
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Flight deck cargo nets, what for?

Does anyone still have cargo nets strewn across their flight deck?  And if so, why?  Comment in the Forum.

October 5, 2010
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

USCG issues request for comments on recognition of foreign STCW certificates

As it was pointed out in the gCaptain forum, the U.S. Coast Guard has published a notice and request for comments on development of a policy for recognition of foreign...

September 28, 2010
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